Voluntary assisted dying training is now available for medical practitioners. The training may be completed online through the training portal.

The training is for medical practitioners only. A medical practitioner must complete this training before they complete an assessment as either a co-ordinating or consulting medical practitioner.

These videos were developed as part of the voluntary assisted dying training for medical practitioners. They provide examples of how medical practitioners may have some conversations with patients about voluntary assisted dying or further explanation about how a medical practitioner should assess some key factors. The videos are intended to assist medical practitioners to understand voluntary assisted dying in practice. They do not demonstrate the whole process for accessing voluntary assisted dying, they provide examples of parts of the process.

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This video provides an example of a conversation a health practitioner may have with a patient about their end of life options if the patient initiates a discussion about voluntary assisted dying and would like information about what is involved. 

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This video provides information and advice for medical practitioners about assessing whether or not a person has decision-making capacity in relation to voluntary assisted dying. 

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This video provides information and advice for medical practitioners assessing a person’s eligibility to access voluntary assisted dying. The video discusses some of the risk factors and potential signs of coercion. 

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This video provides an example of a conversation a coordinating medical practitioner may have with a patient who has been found eligible to access voluntary assisted dying. The coordinating medical practitioner will discuss the next steps with the person and help them plan for self-administration of the voluntary assisted dying medications.

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This video provides an example of a conversation a coordinating medical practitioner may have with a patient who has been found ineligible to access voluntary assisted dying. The video considers how a coordinating medical practitioner may explore other options with a patient.